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Nickolas Muray (American, b. Hungary 1892-1965) Marilyn Monroe…Actress,1952, Carbro print, Gift of Mrs. Nickolas Muray, George Eastman House Collection, Copyright Nickolas Muray Archives


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Sun and Air-Baths
While the sun isn’t the magical miracle-cure that many people from the late-19th century to mid-20th century thought it was (for example, it couldn’t cure internal diseases like tuberculosis), moderate exposure to sunlight every day boosts vitamin D production (necessary for many functions, but notably for forming calcium bonds in the bones), helps regulate melatonin (as your body’s Circadian rhythm - that is, your daily/yearly rhythm of sleep and wakefulness), and can sterilize surfaces left in it (though the length of time you must leave a surface exposed to UV rays for sterilization is generally much longer than you should expose your own skin!).
Of course, all benefits must be weighed against the risks of skin cancer and potential retinal damage, especially in very bright environments such as deserts and snow-packed ranges.
Die Frau als Hausärztin. Dr. Anna Fitcher-Duckelmann, 1911.


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